New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and former National Football League (NFL) player Michael Strahan have raised US$3 million for their digital production company, Religion of Sports Media.
Details of the investment emerged from a document filed on Tuesday with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. The funding round is being co-led by CourtsideVC and Advancit Capital, according to the Boston Business Journal.
Speaking to US news website Axios, Deepen Parikh of Courtside Ventures said: “The founders are all actively involved and participated in the round, but are serious about building a much larger company so they wanted to bring in strategic expertise and aligned partners.”
Religion of Sports has not released further details about what the money will be spent on or who the investors are, with further announcements expected to be made in coming months.
Brady and Strahan, who spent his entire 15-year career with the New York Giants, unveiled Religion of Sports in February this year alongside Gotham Chopra, a Texas-based author, filmmaker and entrepreneur. The trio said at launch that they were seeking US$3 million in outside capital.
The startup grew out of a documentary series by the same name that has had two six-episode seasons air on DirecTV Now. The company also produced Brady’s Tom vs Time video series on Facebook, along with a documentary about former basketball star Kobe Bryant.